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Preface
Know yourself!
God created Man in his own image,
Water is the element and this is the origin....
War is the father of all things.
He didn't' want to seem best,but to be so.
Seeing the high Gods by her beauty's lure
There is only one good, knowledge, and one evil, ignorance.
...until political greatness and wisdom meet in one,
It follows that the state belongs to the class of objects
One's country is wherever one does well.
...that devil, envy did all the mischief,which the bad bear unto the good,
But if one should guide his life by true principles,
Give me chastity and continence, but not just now.
Ah God! Had I but studied in the days of my foolish youth.
If all evil were prevented, much good would be
Man was created by nature in such a way that reason might dominate the senses
...how we live is so far removed from how we ought to live,
...a kingdom is best entrusted to someone who is better endowed than the rest
In a state of nature we have....no arts, no letters, no society,
I think, therefore I am.
The only possible fence against the world is a thorough knowledge of it.
He whose honor depends on the opinion of the mob
Legislation considers man as he is in order to turn him to good uses in human society. Out of
to "live in Ease, Without great Vices, is a vain
It is fortunate for men to be in a situation in which,
That action is best, which procures the greatest happiness
All is for the best in the best of possible worlds.
How small - of all that human hearts endure - that part which laws or kings can cause or cure.
Man is born free, and everywhere he is in fetters.
It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker, that we expect our dinner,
Out of timber so crooked as that from which man is made nothing entirely straight can be built.
I offer you "...this picture of the human species, liberated from all chains, freed from the empire
...the age of chivalry is gone. -That of sophisters, economists, and calculators, has succeeded;
And yet all grandeur, all power, all subordination rests on the executioner;
The principal object of the present essay is to examine the effects of one great cause.
But even as we contemplate history as this butcher-block,
One has attributed to history the task, to judge the past, and to instruct the present to the benefi
Human societies are at the same time organisms and mechanisms.
It is better to be a human being dissatisfied than a pig satisfied;
Nothing is easier than to admit in words the truth of the universal struggle for life,
...the theory of the Communists may be summed up in a single sentence:Abolition of private property
Life is essentially appropriation, injury, overpowering of the weaker, suppression, hardness
Society is a reality sui generis; it has its own characteristics which one does not find,
The characteristic of the moment is that the mediocre mind,
...behold the bustling crowds that work and trade in order to make a living..."
And it's not clear to me Who is a beast now, who is a man.
Whereof one cannot speak,thereof one must be silent.
The Human Genome Project "is the grail of human genetics... the ultimate answer to the commandment,
History is a violent elimination game, minimizing A/P.
If there is one of you who has not sinned, let him be the first to throw a stone at her.
In short, there are three things that last, faith, hope and love;
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Water is the element and this is the origin....

Nameof Miletus Thales
Life624 - 546 BC
CountryGreece
CategoryRealism
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You much like to think of yourself as being created in the image of God. How distasteful, then, to be told that you are little but a drop of water in an infinite ocean. Moses flattered us. A cool Greek, Thales from Miletus, one of "the seven wise men" of that age, had a more realistic outlook. He said that man, as everything else, was created of water. If you look upon amino acids and proteins as somewhat complicated forms of water or, at least, fluids, Thales comes very close to a modern, scientific understanding of life in all its many wonderful forms, including mankind. Many a man, however - especially the adrenalinomaniacs and those bent on fundamentalist hero-worship - instinctively dislike, even hate, this Thalesian idea. It doesn't make them grand enough. It doesn't make them the rulers of the world. They take it as an insult if you try to explain to them that: "you are little but a drop of water, predetermined to flow towards the abyss of the waterfall of death". And yet.... Thales studied the stars under the priests of Memphis. Had he lived today, he would have known that in our expanding universe there
is, as a minimum, some 2,000 billion stars for every single one of us six billion fellowmen and-women on earth. And yet, we do not know if life exists on any of the other stars. Perhaps intelligent man is unique in this immense space. That life, in the form of a simple bacteria, at all started to creep around in a drop of water is a fabulous wonder. It is about as likely as if you won the highest sweepstakes in the biggest monthly lottery every month for your whole life. Life, even if "only" in a drop of water, is a miracle! Thales was satisfied with such self-understanding. In our quest "to know ourselves", we should be more than satisfied getting to understand that we are built by little but fluids, such as water, amino acids, DNA-segments, genes, proteins, hormones, testosterone and adrenaline. To imagine ourselves God-like is an expression of human vanity. It is a dangerous form of hubris as, for instance, Euripides warned us. However, scientific man, if he is truly scientific, keeps his sense of humble reverence in front of creation. He knows that behind all his knowledge and behind all his answers there always lurks one more "Why?" to which he can only say: "I don't know, yet!" In what, for instance, does our universe expand? And who created water?
 

 
 


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